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Women make up half of the world's population, and yet history books often consign them to the sidelines. They are dismissed as merely the wives of powerful men; babymakers and nothing more. Yet women have been the driving force behind history for millennia, from female Pharoahs, warrior princesses and pirates, to the revolutionaries who sought to topple the male-dominated political systems of their day. From host of the popular 'Queens of England Podcast', The Other Half tells the forgotten and ignored stories of the most powerful and influential women in history.

The Other Half: The History of Women Through the Age‪s‬ James Boulton

    • Society & Culture
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Women make up half of the world's population, and yet history books often consign them to the sidelines. They are dismissed as merely the wives of powerful men; babymakers and nothing more. Yet women have been the driving force behind history for millennia, from female Pharoahs, warrior princesses and pirates, to the revolutionaries who sought to topple the male-dominated political systems of their day. From host of the popular 'Queens of England Podcast', The Other Half tells the forgotten and ignored stories of the most powerful and influential women in history.

    3.17 Sacagawea (3): A tool of divine direction

    3.17 Sacagawea (3): A tool of divine direction

    Sacagawea completes her journey to the Pacific and back again - making electoral history along the way - as well as looking at how she has been remembered by generations of Americans.


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    3.16 Sacagawea (2) Journey to the past

    3.16 Sacagawea (2) Journey to the past

    Sacagawea saves the Corps twice and runs into her family.


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    3.15 Sacagawea (1) Go west young woman

    3.15 Sacagawea (1) Go west young woman

    For me, there is only one woman in US history that truly fits the folk heroine bill, the one with more rivers, mountains and memorials in her honour than any other woman in American history - Sacagawea.


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    3.14 Njinga (3) Angolan Gloriana

    3.14 Njinga (3) Angolan Gloriana

    Njinga finally achieves ultimate victory and finally rules the nation whose throne she had assumed so many years before. But could she manage to safely pass the kingdom off to her chosen successor.


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    • 41 min
    3.13 Njinga (2) Life on the Run

    3.13 Njinga (2) Life on the Run

    Njinga's brother dying put her in pole position to become Ndongo's first queen, but the route to power for women is rarely obstacle-free.


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    3.12 Njinga (1): Rise of an African Queen

    3.12 Njinga (1): Rise of an African Queen

    We travel to the lands that make up modern Angola into the era of European colonialism and expansion, slavery and subjugation to tell the story of one of Africa’s greatest queens.


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i❤️shmoo ,

I VERY highly recommend!

I love this podcast SOOO MUCH!!!! Thank you so much for uploading it. I am still happily listening to season 1, but shrieked VERY loudly when I saw the new episode on Tamar! James I think I’m in love with your voice, and you allow me to both relax and learn at the same time. (There you go, here is your ego boost from me!) I have very much enjoyed the first series because I’m not as knowledgeable on Roman history. I am a real nerd at the Middle Ages, Tudors and Stuarts (I loved the Queens of England Podcast!). You may have made Roman History one of my favourite periods in history. Thank you so much!
James makes the Other Half fun, well-researched and easy-to-understand. I really recommend it. I have downloaded every episode!!!

joosul ,

The very best

I loved Queens of England podcast, but I also really loved the first 2 series here too. Queen Victoria’s daughters and granddaughters are completely fascinating!
James’ delivery and style is gentle and addictive!
Highly recommended.

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Miss

Excellent, well worth a listen. Always well researched and presented.

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